As if the poor box office run of Salman Khan’s latest release Jai Ho wasn’t enough, the film has now been pirated and leaked online.
A pirated print of the film by director Sohail Khan was reportedly uploaded by a user on the video-sharing site YouTube on January 28 and got more than 100,000 hits before it was taken off on Feb 1. But to no use, because a better print was uploaded the very next day.
Buzz is that the leak of the entire movie on YouTube has upset the makers, distributors and exhibitors who think that the film’s tepid business could be hit further due to the views on Youtube.
Trade expert Atul Mohan is quoted as saying by HT: “If the pirated print of 'Jai Ho' reached over 1 lakh views online, the film must have lost approximately 10-12 crore within four days.”
The new full-movie video of 'Jai Ho' hasn’t yet been removed from YouTube. At the time of this story, more than 9000 people had watched it. From its audio-visual quality, it’s apparent that the video is a screen grab from a theatre.
Meanwhile, Salman Khan’s Jai Ho had not entered the 100 crore club until Saturday, nine days after its release. This has been the slowest Salman Khan film in years.
'Jai Ho' has been given the entertainment tax exemption in UP.